This Simple Rating Report Sets the Tone in Kohl’s Corporation (KSS)

Analysts at Telsey Advisory Group lifted target price for shares of Kohl’s Corporation (NYSE:KSS) but repeated their Outperform recommendation for the stock in their opinion released on January 11. The price target has been raised from $90 to $80. Telsey Advisory Group analysts again handed out a Outperform rating to KSS stock but they lifted target price for the shares in a flash note to investors on November 21. The price target has been raised from $99 to $90. Telsey Advisory Group, analysts launched coverage of KSS stock with a Outperform rating, according to their flash note to investors on November 21.

By watching the trading activity of corporate insiders, it will become easier to get a sense of Kohl’s Corporation (NYSE:KSS)’s prospects. The earliest insider trade took place on 09/26/2018. Chawla Sona parted with a total of 10 thousand shares of company at average share price of $74.69. The total for the sales was set at $746.9 thousand. After this transaction, the President account balance stood at 214.16 thousand shares. The stock lost -6.35 percent since that insider sale. On 09/05/2018, Streeter Stephanie A, Director, sold 4.78 thousand shares at a price per share of $81.5. This removed 389.24 thousand shares from the insider’s fortune and the stock saw a -14.17 percent retreat in value since the news became public. This transaction left 20.08 thousand shares in the Director account. On 09/05/2018, President Chawla Sona performed a sale transaction worth $2.2 million. This sale at $80.92 each has eliminated 27.22 thousand shares from the insider’s portfolio position. Meanwhile, shares have recorded -13.56 percent decrease since the transaction was reported. The insider now is left with 239.85 thousand shares remaining in the account. Lavu Ratnakar, who performs the Sr. EVP, Chief Tech. Officer job, sold 12.21 thousand shares for $1 million. The disposal occurred on 09/04/2018 was priced at $82 per share. The share price plunged -14.7 percent since the reporting date. Lavu Ratnakar now left with a stake of 89.04 thousand KSS stock worth $6.17 million after the insider selling.

Kohl’s Corporation (KSS) is expected to jump by 6.46 percent over the next 12 months, according to price target estimates compiled by finviz. Meanwhile, they have set a $95price as 12-month high target. This represents a whopping 37.09 percent increase from where shares are trading today. The 12-month median price target assigned by the analysts stands at $73, which represents a return potential of 5.34 percent when compared to the closing price of the stock of $69.3 on Tuesday, January 22. The lowest price target for the stock is $51 — slightly more than -26.41 percent from KSS’s current share price.

The shares are currently floating around the first support level of $68.3. Below this, the next support is placed in the zone of $67.3. Till the time, the KSS stock trades above this level, bulls have nothing to fear. On momentum oscillators front, ‘RSI’ has touched 56.27 on daily chart, which may remain a cause for concern. If the price breaks below $67.3 level on closing basis, then we may see more profit booking and the stock may show further weakness. On the flipside, hitting the $70.88 mark may result into a pull-back move towards $72.46 level.

KSS shares dropped -0.65 points or -0.93 percent on Tuesday to $69.3 with a heavy trade volume of 5.502 million shares. After opening the session at $69.72, the shares went as high as $71.46 and as low as $68.88, the range within which the stock’s price traded throughout the day. The firm is left with a market cap of $11.4 billion and now has 164 million shares outstanding. Kohl’s Corporation (KSS) stock has gained 12.39 percent of market value in 21 trading days.

KSS stock has a trailing 3-year beta of 0.89, offering the possibility of a lower rate of return, but also posing less risk. The portion of a company’s profit allocated to each outstanding share of common stock was $5.16 a share in the trailing twelve months. The stock’s value has surged 4.46 percent year to date (YTD) against a rise of 2.61 percent in 12 month’s time. The company’s shares still trade -16.79 percent away from its 1-year high of $83.28 and 19.71 percent up from 52-week low of $57.89. The average consensus rating on the company is 2.5, on a scale where 5 equates to a unanimous sell rating. In short, the mean analyst recommendations are calling this stock a sell.

Shares of Kohl’s Corporation (KSS) are trading at a P/E ratio of 13.2 times earnings reported for the past 12 months. The industry KSS operates in has an average P/E of 65.3. Its P/E ratio went as low as 12.53X and as high as 14.75 over the 5-year span. Further, it is sporting a 0.56 on the Price-to-Sales ratio. Compare this with the industry average P/S of 2.67. 38.9 percent is the gross profit margin for Kohl’s Corporation and operating margin sits at 7.2 percent. Along with this, the net profit margin is 4.9 percent.

KSS will be showing off its Q4 earnings on March 05. Analysts are forecasting revenue to suffer decline of -2.7 percent to $6.59B in the next fiscal quarter, while earnings are seen soaring by nearly 16.58 percent to $2.18 per share. History has shown that shares in Kohl’s Corporation have gone down on 19 different earnings reaction days and are predicted to add 0.05 percent when the company reports upcoming earnings. In last reported earnings results, it earned $0.98 per share, better than the $0.96, adjusted, expected by Thomson Reuters consensus estimate. Revenue was $4.37B, better than the $4.36B analysts expected. Earnings are estimated to increase by 38.5 percent this year, 4.21 percent next year and continue to increase by 10.75 percent annually for the next 5 years.